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Event Coverage Junkyard run, French lake auto parts

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Moriarity, Mar 9, 2021.

  1. Here's a 9:36 min drone flyover of FL, mute it if you dont like CCR. Nice aerial shots on a clear day.

     
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  2. rumblegutz
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    I'm guessing this is the car for sale again? Salty price :rolleyes:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/114677519214

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  3. Wow! that drone video is awesome..be neat if some local HAMBers could visit that yard along with Windy Hills, and get pics for us guys who don't live close by.
    Been to both of these yards in the past they are national monuments!
    Do either yards sell complete cars?
     
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  4. 49ratfink
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    that's not a junk yard, that's HAMB Disneyland :)
     
  5. I just got done getting parts from Skip and his team and they were perfect to deal with.
     
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  6. bill gruendeman
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    When I was working I would stop in there every day to pick up freight,I was like a kid on Christmas morning waiting to see what I was picking up. They ship an unbelievable amount of freight by truck.
     
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  7. rusty valley
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    They used to, perhaps still do, have a truck load a month coming up from AZ to supply us poor folks in the salt belt with rust free doors/cabs/ box's etc. It really is quite an operation
     
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  8. GeezersP15
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    That drone video was great...I'd love to spend a day just wandering around that place....amazing!!!
     
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  9. How many acres, and how many vehicles ? The only yard that I have seen similar to that is Turner's Auto Parts in Fresno, California, which as 70 acres AND 10,000 vehicles, as well as 2 airplane runways that are now used for more vehicles.
     
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  10. 100 acres and "hundreds of vehicles" according to their webpage. Main thing is its hundreds of vehicles WE like, not 100 minivans and 8 gutted pre1964 cars like most yards. And they keep it neat and organized, no cars piled on top of the car you want or covered in sticker bushes.
     
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  11. winduptoy
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    So a few years ago at a local Supernationals show, a gal shows up form Cali with her grandads survivor.
    It was interesting talking to her and I was intrigued and ask her why she moved from Cali to Tajique, NM.
    She said 'so she could have resource piles without anyone giving her grief for it'
    From then on I've always referred to my junk as 'resources' and if I pile it up...it's a resource pile.
    Looks like French Lake is a super Resource Yard! Thanks for sharing...
     
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  12. As a sidebar, several years ago, Mark drove the 61 to Salina. Make no mistake, it is a nice car. I'm in agreement that a 4 speed will make it "nicer". Mark, do you have the factory plate that I have seen around the shifter on those? I don't know if they were a specific option for Impala's or were available for all 4 speed cars from 61 to 63 , I think.
     
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  13. Moriarity
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    I have an Eelco shifter for it and will use an aftermarket boot for it
     
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  14. Wonder if anybody kept all those '63 'vette cut out split windows
    "in case" anybody wanted to go back!
     
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  15. rudestude
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    Here you go guy's...step by step , with pictures, how to cut up your Vette.
    Its all here in this issue of Custom Corvette's.
    And its Bonus Friday...I will even include the pictures on giving your Vette a third taillight, on each side ,or would it be a 5th and 6th taillight or a 3rd and 4th or....did you notice the extra tail pipes...Bonus..
    And if you act with in 5min.of seeing this post you can get the Big Deal...that Big Deal is ...I will send you this magazine for Free.
    So go put your vette in the garage...stupid ,its already in the garage...and get ready to start "Cutting that Corvette"

    To be eligible in receiving the magazine for free...I must receive a picture of you making the first cuts in the Corvette body and proof that its you making the cuts...
    Hell I'm posting the pictures of the article in the magazine so that would be stupid to start cutting up your car. 20210312_144855~2.jpeg 20210312_143535~2.jpeg 20210312_143557~2.jpeg 20210312_143619(0)~2.jpeg 20210312_143634~2.jpeg 20210312_143719~2.jpeg 20210312_143740~2.jpeg

    Sent from my SM-T387V using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
  16. FalconMan
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    I started going to French Lake 45 years ago. They had way more cars back then, but it's still a great resource today !

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  17. Man I had forgotten all about the third tail light thing!
    I even remember seeing one car that had 4 tail lights on either side!
     
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  18. chevy57dude
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    Mark, like @scotty t pointed out, your custom' getting hot rod stuff! What kind of transmission?
     
  19. Moriarity
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    I have a 63 T10 for it
     
  20. Moriarity
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    My 61 Corvette has 6 tail lights.

    zzzzzCORVETTE.jpeg
     
  21. chevy57dude
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    Good deal. 2.54 to 1 1s gear?
     
  22. Slopok
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    "And all the Jag could see were my 6 tail lights" :cool:
     
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  23. DDDenny
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    About time you turned that 61 into a respectable hot rod!
     
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  24. Moriarity
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    I have to dig it out and see. I am not sure
     
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  25. catdad49
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    Tony, the window moldings are the hard parts to find. I know there is another article about this update, I think a George Barris "how-to" with a candy (?) blue Vette on the cover.
     
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  26. rudestude
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  27. great place I met Skip a few years back and went and checked them out, . Can't believe all the stuff out there and really great people to deal brought a crank, pistons and rods for my 396 from them
     
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  28. goldmountain
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    That yard is incredible; no weeds in sight.
     
  29. 48fordnut
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    Thanks for the CCR and video.
     
  30. 56sedandelivery
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    LOTS of E-Bay ads from French Lake Auto Parts; just saying. I am Butch/56sedandelivery.
     
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